This past Sunday my Mom and I partook in our ritualistic lunch at The Brownstone Cafe in Fullerton. We love this place even though it is a bit pricey, slow and the only thing in my opinion worth getting is the tomato basil bisque. The location is what you're paying for because it is always the same; calm, green, quiet and sunny(except for cloudy days). Please pay a visit even if it is just for a cup of soup, I promise it will make your day!
I might be the only other person besides Gwen Stefani who actually would wear this jacket in the presence of daylight. Does anyone know where this jacket is sold? I have looked online and the only thing that pops up is Gwen wearing it. I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be something from her L.A.M.B. line that she is testing out in the public before the runway. Do you like it? I love it!
The Homie Awards 2009 If you are a Deco Aurora fan please nominate me as one of your favorite Home & Design blogs of 2009! The awards are being hosted by "Apartment Therapy". The last day to vote it December 29Th! Go to this link and vote: http://homies.apartmenttherapy.com/2009/category/home-design DecoAurora.blogspot.com
I think there is something on the tree that is not ornament...can you see it?
Last year my two black cats Mo & Dez had their first Christmas and I'm convinced its their favorite Holiday. The minute we brought that tree home both of them jumped right in it and attacked the ornaments as if they were birds. My cats are partial outdoor ones so they must have thought, hey its a tree, lets jump all over it and eat the moving things on it. Have your cats ever done this before? It was so strange and funny to see them act like little hunters.
I have found some books that have caught my interest and compiled them together. I'm sure you have already heard of or own some of these books. Personally I cant get enough Interior Design and Lifestyle coffee table books. They are my favorite and every year for my Birthday and Christmas my Mom usually gets me one. So lets get down to business and see what these books are all about! 1. The Well-Dressed Home: Fashionable Design Inspired by Your Personal Style, Author Anette Tatum. Received 5/5 stars on Amazon.com Editorial Reviews: ~ The Well-Dressed Home will guide you in identifying your personal fashion style and then inspire you to use the same creative influences to design your home decor. Tatum reveals eleven of the most universal fashion styles, including romantic, couture, classic, casual, bohemian, retro, and modern, and encourages you to use the colors, fabrics, textures, and patterns characteristic of these aesthetics to decorate your home. ~From an Eco-bohemian chic loft i…
Hello everyone,I proudly present to you all my Econifer tree! IN case you are wondering what an Econifer tree is here is the definition. Econifer Tree: An economy friendly tree that you can use year after year opposed to spending $100+ on a real Conifer tree that you will throw out after Xmas! My mini lime-green Econifer is celebrating it's 3rd Christmas with a kitschy neon theme. I even have my gifts wrapped to match it. There are initials of my family & pets on my tree as well as green lights, silver balls & baby snowman.
Thanks to fellow blogger Dina of My Superfluities for sharing your love of Boden with me and everyone else. I finally took a tour of their website with my sister and we found many items that we thought were "so us"! I have never really bought any clothing online or from a catalog because I already have enough issues trying clothes on in the fitting room. Maybe I will get over my anti-online/catalog ordering bandwagon and just go for it and order all of the following. Just kidding I cannot really afford to shop right now, not even for Christmas presents, which is sad to me. Until Iam done paying for my debts I will just dream of these lovely additions to my gem toned dream wardrobe. ~Brass Button Cardigan~ $70.00 ~ Rainbow Coat~ $175.00
~ Calypso Top~ $20.00
~Silk Roses Top~ $53.00
~Marching Band Coat~$99.00 So there you have it, my dreamy winter wardrobe, gem tones and all :)
This weekend came and went just like the rain. And now Im sick :( hopefully my cold will follow the weather trend. I have a trip to San Francisco this coming weekend and do not want to be coughing,sneezing and you get the picture the whole time! So lets hope this goes away if I keep eating Top Ramen, hot green tea and eat cough drops as snacks.
Leigh and I had a chance to go out and act like real sisters that love each other! And the leaves on the maple tree started to fall and they just looked so beautiful this weekend. I finally got to put up Xmas lights outside. Actually I put them up in the rain, maybe that's why I'm sick now? The house looks good, I don't feel great, its Monday lets get a coffee and get going.
Gingerbread Houses That Give Back Hey everyone! I cant believe its the weekend already and what a wet and cold one it is in Socal. I wanted to share some photos from a recent event I went t this week with my Mom. On Monday we dressed in our semi-dressy holiday clothing and headed out in the rain to the East Lake Village Club House for a Gingerbread House Charity event. It was our first time at this fundraiser that has been going on for around 30 years or so. All we had to do was bring a toy per person to donate to toys for tots and we were then able to decorate a Gingerbread House for Special needs Children. There were even prizes for the top designed houses. We were all given an hour to design our house and I thought it would be more than enough time to get everything done. I just started putting white frosting all over my house and it slowly became a hot beach house mess, all over my clothes, face and hands. I desperately tried to finish this house and make it have Adirondack chairs …
As of late I have been intrigued by commercials that start off with classicla music because it instantly gets my attention. Why do so many people not like this genre of music? It is one of my favorites because it is dreamy, relaxing, emotional and opens my imagination. Apparently alot of commercials have been feauring classical so I compiled a few to share. You may have seen a few of them already if not hope you enjoy the music and the marketing genius.
Aria is a resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The song "Winter ride" by Kostia was made especially for Aria. Everyone in this as looks to be envisioning something great that they want to share and the song takes you along for the ride.
American Express take charge commercial immediatley gets your attention with the bittersweet "prelude" from Bach's cello suite no. 1 while sad faces appear on everyday items. Towards the middle fo the ad the everyday items go from sad to happy go lucky along with the music.
Hey Fashionista friends I'm doing a post on what I wore this past Friday. I went to a Xmas party at Roadkill Boutique in down town Fullerton. I decided to wear this satiny halter top with a fun flower accent from The Limited. Purple and plum have been one of my fave colors to wear lately it feels like a good color for my complexion.
If I had to choose an animal to be for a day I would definitely be a Cat, but only if I lived in my house. You see I love cats and cannot understand comments people make about how they do not like them. Apparently these people have not met my comedic relief cats that make my family laugh and smile constantly.
Looks like Henry fell asleep after reading up fashion.
Beak and Henry loook like conjoined twins here.
Dezmo loves being under stuff doesnt matter what it is.
Henry is in a trance watching the bubbles.
Momo is looking so intensely at that bubble.
Henry looks a bit worried, the bubble is coming toward him.
Henry and Momo have been best friends since they met and constantly try to smoosh into small beds.
It has a been a lonely few months for me since I have classes smack dab in the middle and go to work when everyone else is on their way home from work. DecoAurora is my one constant way of being creative and challenges me to think outside the blog! Haha get it? By the way for my final project in my Art Exhibit and Design class I curated and designed a show featuring some fellow bloggers! Thanks everyone for sharing stories, photos, videos and inspiring readers everyday!
Hey Deco Aurora Fans-It's Giveaway time! -Anyone can win the $5 Starbucks card & ohh soo cute Xmas ornament -Just leave a comment saying you would like to win. -I will name the lucky winner this week!-
CREATIVE COUPLE: Jonathan Skow and Trina Turk. Courtesy of Trina Turk. Power Couple Our favorite L.A. places: Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow. By Emili Vesilind Published on November 10, 2009 Designer Trina Turk is famous for her bold mid-century prints and empirically wearable designs. But in certain L.A. circles, she’s also known as one-half of a fashion power couple -- with her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow. The pair, who met in apparel design school at the University of Washington in 1981 (Skow ended up switching majors to marketing before graduating), conceptualize and produce all the imagery that comes out of the company — with Skow art directing, styling and photographing every ad campaign and look book (no small task, considering Turk designs ten collections a year). “He’s pretty involved in every aspect of the business, but he doesn’t really have a desk at the office,” Turk says. “His title is ‘director of inspiration,’” she adds with a laugh. “He even has business cards.” The c…
Has anyone ever told you "You look just like..." and you wonder to yourself...hmm do they really look like me? I think I have a twin! I'm on the right and the girl on the left...I have never met but have fooled friends into thinking it was me. Do you see the similarities? Or am I looking too deep into the whole everyone has a twin saying.